Posted 6 months ago
Otherwise now the heart of my personal 'home sound system', this is a CROWN model DC-300A Series II power amplifier. A product of the late 1980's-early 90's (I think) it was an eventual successor to the original CROWN DC-300 amp introduced in the late 1960's, which was sorta revolutionary for its time in its own right.
Intended at the time more to power 'professional/club/auditorium/etc sound systems' (often used in multiples in such situations?) it is rated to push roughly 300w/channel depending on how it is hooked up to what. In my modest maybe 12' x 25' living/dining room, with of course the help of a little stack of similar vintage blackfaced SONY components, two pair of decent (if not spectacular) speakers and an independently powered subwoofer cube, it DOES INDEED "shake my house" quite satisfactorily no matter what genre of music I'm in the mood to listen to (and/or to entertain my neighbors with?) at any odd moment. Note in the 2nd pic the two little red LED's over each volume control...those are the official "don't turn the preamp up any much more, or you're gonna fry something" lights... ;-) they start blinking a little (or staying on a little more steadily, as pictured there...) when things get wound up to about the sound pressure level where I should probably go get my earplugs to keep my ears from "ringing" later, even if I'm sitting in the other end of the house...
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